Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rock My Run

Someone on Twitter suggested the app Rock My Run for running music.  I checked it out and decided to download it.  They have running mixes that are different lengths of time (30-120 min) and also give the bpm for the mix.  Any mix under 45 minutes is free to listen to.  If you want longer mixes, it is only $2.99/month.  For now, I just downloaded some free mixes.

Rock My Run

Yesterday, was a 10 mile run.  We only listened to music for the last 2-3 miles.  I turned on my Rock My Run music and really liked it.  It's a DJ mix where the songs are pretty seamless and just float into each other.

I really liked the app, because I didn't know what songs were coming up as opposed to when I play my iPod.  I feel like even in "shuffle" it plays the same songs in the same order.  There were a lot of songs that I've never heard before, which I liked.  It made the time go by.  If you are someone that is picky about your music, then you might not be interested in something like this, but for someone like me who doesn't really care, it was a welcome change.

The run went pretty well.  Becky and I both worked that day and went afterwards. We have both been struggling to eat well lately and spent a good portion of the run talking that out and planning for the week.

We each came up with some weekly goals to keep us on track.  Here are mine:

1) Drink a lot of water.  4-5 of my bottles a day which will be 100-125 oz

2) After today (because I have some bread to eat) limit carbs.  Brown rice, beans, etc. ok, but no bread, tortillas, cake...

3) Limited dairy (because of my Kefir I have to use up).  After that, none.  I feel better when I don't eat it.

4) No added sugar, including in coffee. (Eek!)

5) Cook!  Make at least one new recipe and at least two other go to meals so I have something on hand.

6) Follow my running plan.  I have the time, so I don't have any good reason not to. 

7) Make sure I'm getting enough sleep.  No falling asleep with the T.V. on.  Listen to relaxing music if I feel restless.

Have you ever tried Rock My Run?  Do you make weekly/monthly goals?  What are they?


  1. Hey Jo Mo!

    Your blog rocks! It's wonderful to see your journey and your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Keep up the good work!

    - Stefanie @ RockMyRun

  2. I've got to say, I think limiting grain based carbs while training for an endurance event is really not a good idea. Carbs aren't the enemy and runners NEED them. Whenever I see a runner doing this I groan a bit inside. Focusing on healthy grains? Good deal! Banning all breads/tortillas/pastas? Really not a good idea.

    However, I myself don't eat all whole grain. I eat white flour stuff moderately. This is due to how high in fiber my diet is (vegan = freaking tons of fiber, no matter what!). If I ate all whole grains, I'd be even more over the fiber recommendations than I currently am. And too much fiber can affect nutrient absorption. YMMV on that one.

    Seriously though, grain based carbs are a runner's friend. No matter what the dieting/get skinny at all costs societal BS tries to tell us. Hooray on ditching dairy again, though! And good luck on sugar. I cannot do that without launching my ED into high gear again. I cannot do the "this food is bad/banned" thing at all. The veganism isn't related at all to my weight or health, just animals and social justice/ethics, so it doesn't do anything triggering to my ED. It just is how I eat. :)

    1. Yeah, that lasted like a day. I'm a bread eater through and through. And my body didn't appreciate me not eating it since I was constantly tired. Dairy just does not agree with me, which makes sense when you think about what it is! Now that I've been running so much, I just eat what I want. No limiting. Thanks for looking out! I always appreciate your feedback!